Small shops such as barbers who can wear face coverings, take appointments only (no walk ins to control numbers), be strict on hygiene before and after clients should be allowed to reopen.

I’m sure this a more required service than B&Q and McDonald which are reopening.

Why the contribution is important

Important for small business to reopen to restart the economy.

by scoscobuc on May 05, 2020 at 10:59PM

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Average rating: 3.6
Based on: 36 votes


  • Posted by ElsieSmith May 05, 2020 at 23:07

    I would support this as long as very strict hygiene and appropriate PPE is used.
  • Posted by GKane May 05, 2020 at 23:16

    Sorry but the benefits are presently outweighed by the risks. A barber opening up will see a lot of customers, especially in the first few weeks after re-opening, which will potentially provide an infection potential to a substantial number of people. Feels like we are a few weeks away from barbers opening in my humble opinion.
  • Posted by marge5867 May 05, 2020 at 23:22

    I think there would need to be greater level of hygiene - client wearing mask too? glove used and then disposed of for each client?cleaning of key touch points after each client. This would all need to be factored in.
  • Posted by Shopaholic99 May 05, 2020 at 23:38

    Hand sanitiser or facility to wash hands and masks. Clean salon before and after each client.
  • Posted by Lyzzy33 May 05, 2020 at 23:38

    I need this soon as i have dark hair which is dyed white and already needing inch growth of roots touched up and i am unable to do this myself as i have suffered hair breakage and loss in the past and this is having a negative impact on my view of myself and the way i look and my mental health/depression is over whelming at the moment. I feel so ugly.
  • Posted by Leanne0987 May 05, 2020 at 23:58

    Don’t support this idea, it’s virtually impossible to maintain social distancing whilst cutting someone’s hair.

    Sadly I don’t feel like we are at the point yet where this should be considered
  • Posted by margarett May 06, 2020 at 01:25

    Agree with this, we need something to make us feel better, as long as masks are worn and do not go into hairdresser until told to do so, no coffee or magazines
  • Posted by Chrismollitt May 06, 2020 at 02:17

    Yeah a small hairdresser is more important than a multimillion pound chain most can’t get any help and face the life of poverty on the dole
  • Posted by Bea May 06, 2020 at 08:02

    Sadly, I think that hairdressers/barbers should be the last to be considered the risk of person to person transmission is far too high at the moment! even with a greater level of hygiene put in place. I do not say this lightly as I really do need my haircut but my health is far too important to me than what I look like.
  • Posted by Caroline2121 May 06, 2020 at 08:12

    People are already phoning hairdressers asking when they will be open strict hygiene mask s 're duce customer numbers to allow social distancing feeling tidy makes people feel better within themselves we all need some positives now
  • Posted by cus1903 May 06, 2020 at 08:24

    the hairdresser would need to follow guidelines but this is crucial to people feeling good and mental health improved if they feel confident.
  • Posted by Wiesia May 06, 2020 at 08:46

    could be 1, 2 max clients at a time in the shop - depanding on the shop size
  • Posted by lindamarshall May 06, 2020 at 09:04

    Using PPE and distanced chairs, hairdressers should open soon.

    Again there is a wellbeing element to this. Like it or not, we feel good if we are satisfied with out appearance. I am not exaggerating when I say that waiting for a haircut and feeling down about tangled hair and grey roots is depressing. I look like the mad Victorian psychic woman in that film with Nicole Kidman - "The Others" and I am desperate to get my hair sorted out. This will give a positive boost to people's wellbeing and mental health.
  • Posted by Heatherm May 06, 2020 at 09:07

    No, it's not essential. We can live without a hair cut plus what about the staff!! How would they feel standing there all day cutting 20 plus folks hair
    You only need to be in 30 mins, they are there all day, seeing too many people!! Then going home to their families
    Please think about others who have to do the job and sirt your own roots out until they feel safe to return.
  • Posted by Markharvey May 06, 2020 at 17:46

    Two people in at any one time with masks and gloves,I dont see this as a problem.
  • Posted by Balderdash May 06, 2020 at 18:47

    I want barbers and hairdressers opened - operating a strict appointment only system, no walk ins and 2 metres maintained between clients together with hygiene measures. Hairdressers / barbers can make an individual choice about how and when to open
  • Posted by CGB May 07, 2020 at 07:47

    Hairdressers and barbers could open up with a few precautions. Screens between chairs. Reduced waiting areas to allow social distancing. No walk ins. Also the hairdresser or barber could operate behind a screen with glove ports. Suspended from the ceiling protecting both worker and client. clean down in between with approved solution.
  • Posted by Rachel19 May 07, 2020 at 12:15

    I hope to see the reopening of beauty salons and hairdressers early on during the phased removal of lockdown. I think they are vital for people including a massive improvement in mental health and morale and this lockdown has highlighted how undervalued beauticians and hairdressers were. PPE is essential but if someone small businesses would like to open soon they should have the ability to do so and offer the treatments they are comfortable to offer.
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